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A future worth living for future generations in the project countries and worldwide: this is the goal the staff at SWISSAID works towards every day.  There are 40 people in Berne and Lausanne and about 150 mostly local men and women in project countries. And quite a few partner organisations and patrons, on whose trust we have been building for years.

8 Issues in this Publication (Showing issues 8 - 1)

SWISSAID - SWTA 8 - Post Harvest Handling - 2019-11-20

Swahili Only

SWISSAID - SWTA 7 - Quality Declared Seeds (QDS) - 2019-11-20

Swahili Only 


SWISSAID - SWTA 6 - Seed banks - 2019-11-20

Swahili Only

Community seed banks are informal institutions, run and managed by farmers or local and village governments whose primary function is to store seeds for domestic use.

These banks are located in many parts of the world and have existed for many years with the aim of preserving, restoring, strengthening, and improving local seed systems.

In this country the awareness of community members to establish and manage seed banks is limited. These banks were located in a few areas of Dodoma and Mbeya. These banks are known by various names: community seed / gene banks, farmers' seed houses, seed kiosks, seed care groups, seedling or seedling network, community seed bank, seed library, and seeds of society.

Farmers who run community seed banks store seeds of a variety of crops including those grown in large quantities such as maize, rice n.k. They also store the seeds of under-cultivated crops such as sorghum and crops that consumers have abandoned such as yams. These seeds can be stored in small or large quantities depending on the need and availability.

SWISSAID - SWTA 5 - Seed Sourcing - 2019-11-20

Swahili Only

Seeds are one of the main inputs for food production. Farmers around the world have been aware of this for centuries. Millions of families and agricultural communities have worked to select seeds and store them for use in the next agricultural season. This is what has allowed agriculture to expand and grow and to feed the world with different foods.

SWISSAID - SWTA 4 - Poultry - 2019-11-20



SWISSAID - SWTA 3 - Agroforestry - 2019-11-20

Swahili Only


It is organic farming, agriculture associated with a better environment, natural resource management system (example: forests) which, through a mixture of trees in the fields or on agricultural land, expands the scope and increases productivity and thus increases the economy in family level up to the Nation and increase benefits in the care of environment at all levels of land users.

SWISSAID - SWTA 2 - Irrigated Crops - 2019-11-20

Swahili Only

Guidelines for Vegetable Production Training

SWISSAID - SWTA 1 - Rainfed crops - 2019-11-20

Swahili Only


Peanuts are one of the most nutritious crops. In Tanzania this crop thrives most in the South East, Dodoma and Morogoro regions. In addition to providing fats, their products are used in a variety of other ways, including: Animal / animal feed (Sorghum and grass), soil fertilization and human food: chewing and supplementing with vegetables / food. This crop is generally used by farmers as a commercial crop.